Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Teenager injured by Israeli fire in northern Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager was injured by Israeli fire on Wednesday while he collected construction aggregate in the the Al-Qaraya Al-Badawiya area in northern Gaza near the Erez crossing.

Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said an unnamed 17-year-old was injured and transferred to the Kamal Udwan Hospital for treatment.

Workers are regularly injured by Israeli fire in the imposed "no-go" zone, which forces consider a live combat area. Abu Salmiya said that 17 workers, collecting gravel for construction use, have been injured by Israeli fire since the summer.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the injury but was unable to identify the age of the injured. She said forces "identified a hit" after opening fire at the feet of a group of "suspects" approaching the area. Prior to opening fire toward them, she said, forces had called on the group to retreat and fired warning shots in the air.


IOF Shoots Child Collecting Scrap north of the Bedouin Village

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continue to open fire at Palestinian civilians who collect scrap and rubble from the destroyed structures near the border fence between Gaza and Israel. At approximately 9am on Wednesday 13 October 2010, the IOF opened fire at a group of Palestinian civilians who were about 500 meters from the border fence near the Bedouin (Um An-Naser) village, in the North Gaza district. As a result, Ahmed Tawfeeq Abu Hashesh, 17, was injured in the right leg. Medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital described his injury as moderate.


Palestinian Child Wounded In Gaza

Wednesday October 13, 2010 11:39 by Mays Al-Azza - IMEMC & Agencies
On Wednesday, a Palestinian child was wounded by Israeli fire while he was working in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Adham Abu Salmeyah, a media coordinator of Ma'an News Agency, said that the child,17, was mildly wounded while he was collecting ballasts in Beit Lahiya in the northern part of Gaza.

Abu Salmeya added that the number of the wounded workers collecting ballasts has increased to 17 since the beginning of the summer.

He pointed out that the Israeli army, which is based on the northern border of Gaza, opens fire at the Palestinian workers everyday to prevent them earning money.